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Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Agenda series

Description
Start Date: 
1893
End Date: 
1927
Date Range: 
1893-1927
Physical Description: 

.60 m of textual records

Arrangement: 
Series is arranged chronologically
Scope Content: 

Series comprises records documenting the work of the Most Reverend George Thorneloe, Metropolitan of Ontario and third Bishop of Algoma.  Includes his agenda for 1897-1927.

Repository: 
aua
Description Level: 

Archbishop George Thorneloe fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1864
End Date: 
1997
Date Range: 
1864-1997
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Physical Description: 

.82 m of textual records

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged in series.
History Biographical: 

The Most Reverend Dr George Thorneloe was an eminent Canadian Anglican priest at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Born in Coventry on 4 October 1848 and educated at Bishop’s College, Lennoxville, he was ordained in 1874.  He was the third Bishop of Algoma.

He was a missionary at Stanstead in Quebec Province until 1885 when he became Rector of St Peter, Sherbrooke. His work in the Eastern Townships of Quebec was recognized by his being made a Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Quebec, and in 1896 he was given the D.C.L degree honoris causa by Bishop's University. In 1896 he was elected Bishop of Algoma and in 1915 he also became Metropolitan of Ontario.

He attended three Lambeth conferences during his long episcopate - those of 1897,1908, and 1920. He also visited England on several other occasions to make appeals for money and support of the work in Algoma.

His work was recognized by a number of institutions: in 1896 Bishop's University granted him the degree of D.D. jure dignitatus, in 1898 Tirnity College honored him with the D.C.I. degree honoris causa, and in 1920 he received the degree of D.D. honoris cauda from Oxford University, England.

In 1925 his health began to fail and Thorneloe resigned as Metropolitan of Ontario on June 15, 1926. Right Rev. Rocksborough R. Smith was made co-adjutor Bishop for Algoma during the Synod meeting of 1926. Thorneloe resigned as Bishop of Algoma on the 30th anniversary of his consecration, the feast of Epiphany, in 1927.

 He died in his 88th year on 3 August 1935.  After services in St. Luke's Pro-Cathedral he was buried beside his wife in Malvern Cemetery, Lennoxville.

Thorneloe College, Sudbury was named after him.  A village in rural Ontario is also named after him.

Sources:

  • "Thorneloe's Long Ministry For Algoma", The Algoma Anglican 9, no. 10 (1965): 3. Algoma University Archives, 2013-86_001_003_010.
  • "Thorneloe will remain a symbol of the true ideal of sound learning", The Algoma Anglican 9, no. 10 (1965): 4. Algoma University Archives, 2013-86_001_003_010.

Photographs:

  •  Top Right: Photograph of Thorneloe from Colloton, F.W. The Church in Algoma, A Souvenir of the Diocesan Jubilee, 1923, p. 66. Part of 2009-081/001 (013)
  • Left: Photograph of dedication of Thorneloe College, 1965. From The Algoma Anglican 9, no. 11 (1965): 1. Algoma University Archives, 2013-86_001_003_011.
Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting the work of the Most Reverend George Thorneloe, Metropolitan of Ontario and third Bishop of Algoma.  Includes his prayer book and agenda for 1897-1927.  Also includes correspondence, reports, licences, sermons, and other materials.

 

Repository: 
aua
Admin
Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access and use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access and use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 

Like Living Water: The Life and Times of George Thorneloe, Laurentian University - Department of History

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1979
End Date: 
1979
Date Range: 
1979 April
Physical Description: 

3 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
008
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Mendelssohn Songs Book

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1896
End Date: 
1896
Date Range: 
1896
Physical Description: 

1.2 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
007
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Quebec Diocesan Gazette

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1924
End Date: 
1924
Date Range: 
1924 December
Physical Description: 

.3 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
006
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Addresses at a Quiet Day by R. S. Copleston (1908)

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1925
End Date: 
1925
Date Range: 
1925
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
005
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Life and Work and Memoirs of George Thorneloe

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1955
End Date: 
1955
Date Range: 
1955
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
004
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Common Prayer Book

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1921
End Date: 
1921
Date Range: 
1921
Physical Description: 

3 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
003
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Various Pamphlets

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1890
Date Range: 
[After 1890]
Physical Description: 

2 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
002
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Centenery of the Consecration of Archbishop Thorneloe

Description
Creator: 

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma. Archbishop (1896-1926: Thorneloe)

Start Date: 
1996
End Date: 
1997
Date Range: 
1996-1997
Physical Description: 

.1 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
001
Shelf Location: 
2009-068-002
Container Number: 
002
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: